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Cultivating tomorrow's economy


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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES
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DATA
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PARTNERS
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STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

From management of the Bend Municipal Airport to oversight and allocation of the City’s affordable housing funds, Economic Development department staff work to connect urban development and workforce development to emerging and future trends to increase the number of jobs and number of businesses in Bend.

Strategic Objectives:

  • Increase business satisfaction for those doing business with the City of Bend
  • Grow and develop a talented workforce
  • Ensure an adequate supply of land for employment and residential uses

DATA

Snapshot of local economy (population, jobs, industries)

If you’re a seasoned number cruncher, you can access a suite of local and regional economic data via the links below. Need some extra help? Check out the Deschutes Public Library’s “Book a Librarian” service:

Oregon Employment Department
Oregon Office of Economic Analysis
Book A Librarian
Quarterly Business Registration List

PARTNERS

The City of Bend works with numerous agencies and local organizations to provide businesses with the right resources and opportunities for assistance. The four organizations listed below provide assistance to businesses ranging from startups to established industries.

Bend Chamber of Commerce
Economic Development for Central Oregon (EDCO)
Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Visit Bend
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